COLORS OF ROME
Colors of Rome covers 5 thematic sections, organized chronologically. Starting with an overview of the history and technique of mosaic art, the exhibition navigates through its vast history and explores the context of mosaics in a verity of spaces. The exhibition coverers mosaics in domestic, religious, and funerary settings, wrapping up with a display of the most ambitious and luxurious executions of mosaic art featuring colored marble and precious mineral mosaics. The broad spectrum of cultural spaces these mosaics were found in along with the many materials used to construct the pieces provides an insight into artistic trends, techniques, and purposes of mosaics throughout their history. These aspects also display overarching motifs present in Roman society and how artists shaped these motifs for the unique taste of their patrons.
Colors of Rome is comprised of mosaic pieces using varying materials from polychrome to marble. They are from homes, temples, necropolises, and public spaces and show everything from floral motifs and folklore stories to depictions of mythological figures. Colors of Rome also includes masterfully carved marble statues, telling stories of important Roman figures through their looming beauty.
- 5 Thematic Sections featuring important topics of roman mosaics and sculptures
- Numerous polychrome and marble mosaics
- Masterfully carved marble statues
All these aspects of the exhibition combine to provide an interpretation of the motifs and iconography in Roman mosaics as well as their importance in all aspects of Roman culture.